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Chief financial officers (CFOs) and procurement directors want to speed up and simplify the outsourcing provider selection process, to reduce costs and gain

procurement directors  financial officers (CFOs) and procurement directors want to speed up and simplify the outsourcing provider selection process, to reduce costs and gain benefits sooner. Here are key issues you should consider when fast-tracking the process of scoping and negotiating a sourcing transaction. Collaboration and interaction are key to shortening the process while still achieving your end goal. Find out more.

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Business Strategy, Business Processes, and Business Systems


Business strategy, a road map telling us how the business plans to be successful, does not guarantee success. Strategy execution requires business processes that do what the strategy calls for--and do it well. In today's automated world, these business processes rely on business systems. Therefore, a direct link exists between the success of business strategy and business systems. Poor systems are a frequent reason for the failure of a business strategy.

procurement directors  Customer portal Low Cost Procurement Procurement Production Execution Analysis Costing For example, a manufacturer's strategy is to expand its business by building custom products for new and existing customers. To execute this strategy, the company must locate a potential customer, design the specific product required to meet that customer's need, and price the product so that the customer is satisfied and the relationship is profitable for the manufacturer. Once it has the new customer, it must execute Read More

Agresso Bucks the Slump (and Fights the “ERP Madness”) - Part 1


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'New' Lawson Software's Transatlantic Extended Enterprise Resource Planning Intentions


The recent merger of Lawson Software and Intentia, two vendors of similar size, but servicing different markets, will complement each other to become the largest enterprise applications supplier that is dedicated to the mid-market customer segment.

procurement directors  resource (HR), retailing and procurement management applications in health care, retail, education, government, banking, insurance and other non-manufacturing verticals (see Lawson's Approach to the Retail Market ). The Intentia Application Suite (formerly known as Movex ) is a hardcore industrial (manufacturing- and distribution-oriented) extended- enterprise resource planning (ERP) system, with specific focus on fashion and apparel (style), food and beverage, wholesale distribution, and asset-intensive Read More

iProcess.sct Enters Golden Gate Opportunity


SCT Corporation is selling its Process Manufacturing and Distribution Solutions Division to two California-based investors. SCT is thus joining the fray of companies taking the divestiture route to profitablility, a prominent recent example being CA's sell-off of its interBiz division.

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SSA Announces New Chairman/CEO in a Bid to Stop Its Agony


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Elevating Your Procurement Organization from Knee-jerk Reactions to Predictive Analytics


For most companies, chief procurement officers (CPOs) need to maximize savings, focus on sustainability, manage supplier performance, and minimize supplier risk to ensure supply chain continuity. To do all this, CPOs are turning to procurement analytics—to identify areas of low performance, optimize procurement functions, and reduce costs. Know a four-step process to help you deploy and configure a procurement analytics program.

procurement directors  Your Procurement Organization from Knee-jerk Reactions to Predictive Analytics For most companies, chief procurement officers (CPOs) need to maximize savings, focus on sustainability, manage supplier performance, and minimize supplier risk to ensure supply chain continuity. To do all this, CPOs are turning to procurement analytics—to identify areas of low performance, optimize procurement functions, and reduce costs. Know a four-step process to help you deploy and configure a procurement Read More

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With the globalization of business, the rise of virtual offices, and an increase in traveling employees, travel and entertainment (T&E) spend is ever increasing. While business travel is considered a vital function and a cost of doing business, it’s not always seen as a category of spend that can be controlled and reduced. To efficiently manage T&E expenses, the procurement department must be involved. Find out why.

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procurement directors  cost structure -- making procurement strategy and execution a critical lever for effective supply chain operations and superior business profitability. Electronic commerce offers exciting new possibilities for businesses to improve their performance on this important upstream supply chain activity, both for indirect or support items and, increasingly, for materials that are direct components of the products and services that businesses make and sell. As in many areas of e-commerce, the wide variety of Read More

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procurement directors  solution, includes financial management, procurement management, human resources (HR) and payroll, project costing and billing, reporting and analytics, and business process automation solutions. The solution provides tight coupling of data management (information warehouse), process modeling (business processes), and information delivery (reporting and analytics), which means that changes made to an organization’s data or business processes are reflected throughout the solution. Read More

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